I decided to sit in on the architecture group’s formatives to gather some insight on the location and how they operate, and to also to muster up ideas.
However, the formative was mostly a presentation of research they had gathered. I received information about the area, I started thinking about colours that relate to the area, visuals, the mood around the area, what it is now and what is will be after the development.
The Madrid site currently is a crime ridden, dilapidated area. The development aims to glue together the existing cultures on the area and provide a safe area for the new community to set up a marketplace while keeping the old cultural buildings intact.
For the Brighton area they plan to enhance the old car park into a sustainable building with its own ecosystem with one of it’s main purposes being a place to take in homeless people off the street and rehabilitate them.